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Mercury

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Put a coin in the tip jar and become an Anthologist!

If you pledge as an Anthologist or more to help support the work of the library, I will gladly send you one gratis download code for any previously released Magick, Music and Ritual anthology Hermetic Library Albums to say thanks for your support. This is a great way to pitch in and help make Hermetic Library possible for a very reasonable and easy to afford  pledge.

• You help keep the site online and open access, so that it can be a resource for everyone, for millions of visits a year by researchers, academics, practitioners, students, and the curious!
• Gratis new Hermetic Library Anthology downloads
• You are welcome to use an ad blocker totally guilt free when viewing the site.

Venus

$5
per month
Become an Omnologist!

For a slightly increased pledge, you will have access to Omnium Gatherum posts here on Patreon. Additionally, I'll include an optional social media shoutout, for those that want one (because I'd never mention you personally without your permission). Further, for those who are also a creator on Patreon, I'll offer to add a reciprocal $1/mo USD equivalent pledge from the library, so that people checking out the library page will also see related supporter patronage campaigns.

• All previous perks, plus:
• Omnium Gatherum posts
• Social Media Shout Out
• Reciprocal $1/mo USD equivalent support to pay it forward for Patreon Creators
Includes Discord benefits

Mars

$10
per month
Become a Phenomenologist!

This next tier adds digital publications and exchange. I'll offer a gratis download of any new digital publications, such as Zines. Also, l will include you on posts about postal exchanges that include a digital download of what I've created, so you can make them yourself or keep them as digital references. Also, there's the submissions process for Zines and guest posts on the blog, and you will also get to participate by reviewing and offering feedback on pitches and submissions I receive to consider.

• All previous perks, plus:
• Digital Publications Downloads
• Digital Exchange Downloads
• Participate in the Submissions Process
Includes Discord benefits

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About

My name is John, and I am the enigmatic supervillain known, to some, as The Librarian for the Hermetic Library. I would love to have your support and encouragement to continue the ongoing work and expansion of all the projects related to this site while also joining me here as a Patron!

It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be of service as the librarian, but, moreover, your interest and support for the work of the library is very much appreciated. You make what I do possible! You keep the library online! Thank you!

As an ongoing Patron of Hermetic Library, you help keep the site online and open access, so that it can be a resource for everyone, for millions of visits a year by researchers, academics, practitioners, students, and the curious!

In addition to the main website, check out Hermetic Library's in various other places like BlogBandcampTwitterFacebookInstagramPinterest, and Itch.io.

There's a lot of benefits now that you are part of the insider circle of supporters doing your part to keep the site alive and growing.

— Special Offers

From time to time, I am able to make time-limited special offers available in collaboration with others. I'll announce those on Patreon when they are available. You may be interested in scrolling back to check out posts about ongoing, evergreen offers. There may be others in the future, but I'll always tag those posts as an "offer" to help find them!

— Anthology Album

I want to send you a gratis download code for any one of the released Hermetic Library Albums. Do take a gander at the Anthology Project pages, and consider which of the releases you'd like as your reward. Just let me know, and I’ll get that to you right away!

And, as an ongoing Patron, you’ll also get each new release when it comes out, at least one album each year. This year, in addition to the extra download for new Patrons, each ongoing Patron has a chance to pick up the new anthology for the library when it releases.

The most recent release Magic, Music and Ritual 14, the Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2018 on the anniversary of the library's birthday on Dec 3rd, 1996. Over twenty years!



There is also one Patron and Subscriber-only additional release This Is Not An Anthology Album -1 that was made in 2019, and I hope to do more.

— Guilt-free Ad Blocking

One of the great benefits to you as a Patron is that you are welcome to use an ad blocker totally guilt free when viewing the site, because you are now supporting the site with your ongoing patronage!

— Omnium Gatherum &c.

You'll get access to various e-mail list posts, including Omnium Gatherum, an irregular hodgepodge of links to things I've found or have been thinking about gathered together, for Patrons only.

— Social Media Shoutout
If you are on social media, let me know if you'd like a special shout out to publicly thank you for your support. I don't do this without your permission, of course, so just let me know if that is something you're interested in having me do for you.

— Paying it Forward

Are you also a Creator on Patreon? As a Patron of the library with a this perk, let me know if you've got a Creator profile on Patreon. I’ll also paying it forward by supporting you for $1/mo. This will list you on the library's Patreon page as a Creator that the library supports. That way people who check out Hermetic Library will also be see your related campaign.

— Digital Publications

As a Patron, I will also offer you gratis downloads of any newly released Hermetic Library digital publications. I’ll announce new digital publications on Patreon when they are available. This includes posts about postal exchanges that include a digital download of what I've created, generally any PDF files I created to make special Postal Exchange perks.

— Submissions Process

As a Patron with this perk, you will have the privilege to participate by reviewing and considering pitch ideas and submissions sent in response to the library's open call. I will post those to Patreon so you can review and weigh in on them. For example, you can help decide if a pitch idea should be pursued and whether a submission should be accepted.

— Postal Exchange

I’m very irregularly sending to each Patron with this perk spiffy stuff for Postal Exchange. I plan on sending them any time I've got enough fun stuff. This should be a couple mailings each year, so there will be interesting things to look forward to in the mail every couple of months.
Also, please consider sending interesting items to me that you want to re-home or that you find in your local community that would be great for Postal Exchange. I would love to put anything you might find into other people’s boxes the next time around to keep the exchange going strong.

This tier is an upgrade to the Postal Exchange where I'll include more stuff in your envelope and deluxe things I have available, such as physical copies of essays and material from the library. Also, if I have them, every once in a while I'll be able to send something extra special, like other publications, books, zines, journals and so on, in addition to and beyond what's in a regular Postal Exchange envelope.

— Deluxe Postal Exchange

This tier is an upgrade to the Postal Exchange where I'll include more stuff in your envelope and deluxe things I have available, such as physical copies of essays and material from the library. Also, if I have them, every once in a while I'll be able to send something extra special, like other publications, books, zines, journals and so on, in addition to and beyond what's in a regular Postal Exchange envelope.


As a Patron, you help determine the future of the site by supporting my work at digital preservation and presentation of important works in the living Western Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism in a broad-sense, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema. Not only that, but you will also support all the work I do with encouraging new music, art and letters from those who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works.

As a Patron, you help make the magick. Gander at the variety of perks available. Select the best level of ongoing support that you are able and willing to pledge. And, let's conjure our community and evoke excellence together!

Other ways to support Hermetic Library

Patreon is not the only way to support the work of the library. If you'd like other options, I would ask you to consider this alternatives: you could subscribe at Bandcamp. I have set up both of this alternative in order to provide a variety of ways to support my work that might suit your preferences. There are many other ways beyond these to help support the work of the library, but if you've an idea not mentioned let's talk about that too!
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A basic monthly funding level for the library.

If just 1% of the people on social media following the Hermetic Library, or an even smaller fraction of those who visit the library site, were to become Patrons then we would cover all the monthly costs of keeping the library online and support the work of maintaining and improving the site.
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